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Twain Harte Apartment Project Given Greenlight

Twain Harte, CA – A plan to convert part of a building into apartments in Twain Harte has been approved by Tuolumne Supervisors despite being denied last month by the planning commission. The property is located at the intersection of Twain Harte Drive and Tiffeni Drive, behind the Twain...
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CAL FIRE to Conduct Vegetation Management Training Burn

MARIPOSA — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Madera- Mariposa -Merced Unit will be conducting a vegetation management training burn on May 25, 2022. The vegetation management burn will take place on the Grupe Ranch located on Oak Grove Road. The prescribed fire will...

Man with warrant accused of erratically driving stolen pickup

Originally published as a Tuolumne County Sheriff Facebook post:. “On Wednesday May 4th at around 2 in the afternoon Sgt. Donaldson was driving in the area of Wigwam road in Jamestown when his patrol vehicle was nearly struck by an erratic driver, driving a classic Ford pickup truck. Sgt. Donaldson...

Tennis splits section team playoff wins

The Warriors tennis team took part in the Sac-Joaquin section team playoffs last week and ended with 10 qualifying for individual sections. Orestimba received a first round bye automatically advancing to the quarterfinals taking on the El Dorado High Cougars. They brought home the victory, before hosting a semifinals playoff match against the Sonora Wildcats and they took a heart-breaking loss to end their team playoff run.

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Multiple Counties

MARIPOSA — California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring snowmelt create longer and more intense dry seasons that increase moisture stress on vegetation and make forests more susceptible to severe wildfire.

Music on the Green’s Opening Weekend Starts June 3rd

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green returns to the Art Park this year for a full season of live music starting on June 3, with local favorites The Jespersons, and on June 4, The Trespassers!. The Jespersons are a husband and wife folk...

Motorcycle Rider Led Deputy On Chase Near Tuolumne

Tuolumne, CA – A Tuolumne man facing two misdemeanor warrants upped the ante by leading deputies on a chase and now faces felony charges as well. A Tuolumne Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling following behind a Yamaha motorcycle on Cedar Street in Tuolumne on Monday just after 11:30 p.m. noticed the bike’s registration had expired in January. The deputy detailed that the rider, 36-year-old Douglas Thomas Porter Jr., ran a stop sign and sped away.

Cal Fire suspends burn permits in Merced, Mariposa, and Madera counties

MARIPOSA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Cal Fire has announced the suspension of burn permits in Madera, Mariposa, and Merced counties, citing concerns about dry conditions. Cal Fire says the increasing fire danger caused by dead grass and dry conditions prompted the permit suspension. The suspension will go into effect May 23 and bans all residential outdoor […]

Free Preschool Opportunities for Children Ages 3 & 4

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Madera/Mariposa Regional Head Start preschool program is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. The Head Start program focuses on increasing the social competence of young children 3 to 4 years of age in Madera and Mariposa counties. Services include early childhood education, medical and...

Westside Tribute Band Brew Fest Returns To Westside Pavilion

The 5th Annual Westside Tribute Band Brew Fest will take place on Saturday, May 21st at the Westside Pavilion in Tuolumne. Ron Roberson, President of the Summerville Bears Quarterback Club was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”. Craft brews and ciders from more than 40 of California’s...

Tuolumne Man Arrested For Child Endangerment

Tuolumne, CA – A Tuolumne man found hiding underneath a bed in his home during a parole search was arrested for child endangerment. A dual-purpose parole check that included follow-up on two recent burglary cases prompted a search on Saturday just before 1 p.m. at a property on Cedar Street in Tuolumne. During the raid, Tuolumne Sheriff’s Deputies discovered 26-year-old Dalton Garrett Chase Brown hiding underneath a bed.

Early start to fire season causes burn permit suspension in select counties

This early start to the fire season has now led Cal Fire to suspend burn permits for Madera, Merced, and Mariposa Counties. The agency says warmer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring snowmelt have created more intense dry seasons and this makes forests more susceptible to severe wildfire. Burn permits...

Dive ‘Under The Sea’ For A Summer Adventure With Sierra Repertory

Swimming into the Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park this summer is one of the most iconic titles of the past several generations, Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The Sierra Repertory Theatre of Sonora will preview the show inside the Fallon House at 6:30PM on June 2, and...

Roadwork Begins On Chicken Ranch Roundabout And Other Projects Continue

Motorists can expect delays on Mother Lode highways this week, May 15th to the 21st. Two local passes have opened as detailed here. Daily updates are on our traffic page here. On 108 Highway K-rail will be installed related to the Jamestown round-about limiting traffic to one-way at Sierra Rock Road Monday night through Friday morning from 10 PM to 6 AM.